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Encyclopedia > Pope Silvester I
Silvester I

Sylvester I and the Emperor Constantine
Birth name Silvester
Papacy began January 31, 314
Papacy ended December 31, 335
Predecessor Miltiades
Successor Mark
Born  ???
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Died December 31, 335
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Other Popes named Silvester
Styles of
Pope Silvester I
Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Silvester I (or Sylvester) was pope from January 314 to December 31, 335, succeeding Pope Miltiades. The accounts of his Papacy preserved in the Liber Pontificalis (7th or 8th century) and in Anastasius are little else than a record of the gifts said to have been conferred on the Roman Church by Emperor Constantine I. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x582, 437 KB) Licensing This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events August 30 - Council of Arles, which confirmed the pronouncement of Donatism as a schism, and passed other canons. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events November 7 - Athanasius is banished to Trier, on the charge that he prevented the corn fleet from sailing to Constantinople. ... Miltiades, or Melchiades (other forms of the name being Meltiades, Melciades, Milciades, and Miltides) was Pope from July 10, 310 or 311 to January 10 or 11, 314. ... Mark (in Latin : Marcus) was pope in the year 336. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events November 7 - Athanasius is banished to Trier, on the charge that he prevented the corn fleet from sailing to Constantinople. ... Pope Silvester may refer to: Pope Silvester I (314–335) Pope Silvester II (999–1003) Pope Silvester III (1045) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Emblem_of_the_Papacy. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are usually depicted as having halos. ... The current Pope is Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger), who was elected at the age of 78 on 19 April 2005. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events November 7 - Athanasius is banished to Trier, on the charge that he prevented the corn fleet from sailing to Constantinople. ... Miltiades, or Melchiades (other forms of the name being Meltiades, Melciades, Milciades, and Miltides) was Pope from July 10, 310 or 311 to January 10 or 11, 314. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... The Book of the Popes or the Liber Pontificalis is a major source for early medieval history but was also met with intense critical scrutiny. ... Anastasius is part of the name of: Pope Anastasius I -- Pope from 399-401 Pope Anastasius II -- Pope from 496-498 Pope Anastasius III -- Pope from 911-913 Pope Anastasius IV -- Pope from 1153 to 1154 Anastasius I of the Byzantine Empire -- (c. ... Bronze statue of Constantine I in York, England, near the spot where he was proclaimed Emperor in 306 For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ...


The controversial author Malachi Martin alleges that Silvester once met the Desposyni, members of Jesus's family. Malachi Martin The Reverend Dr. Father Malachi Brendan Martin (July 23, 1921 – July 27, 1999) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who became a popular author and speaker upon various fringe topics such as exorcisms, Satanism, Liberation Theology, the Tridentine liturgy, obscure points of Catholic dogma and the geopolitical importance... The Desposyni (from Greek (desposunos) of or belonging to the master or lord[1]) was a sacred name reserved only for Jesus blood relatives. ...


He was represented at the First Council of Nicaea, and is said to have held a council at Rome to condemn the heresies of Arius and others. The story of his having baptized Constantine is pure fiction, as contemporary evidence shows the emperor to have received this rite near Nicomedia at the hands of Eusebius, bishop of that city. According to the 19th century historian Döllinger, the entire legend of Silvester and Constantine, with all its details of Constantine's leprosy and the proposed bath of blood, cannot have been composed later than the close of the 5th century, while it is certainly alluded to by Gregory of Tours and Bede. The so-called Donation of Constantine was long ago shown to be spurious, but the document is of very considerable antiquity, and in Döllinger's opinion, was forged in Rome between 752 and 777. It was certainly known to Pope Adrian I in 778, and was inserted in the false decretals towards the middle of the next century. Silvester's legendary relationship to Constantine was important in the Middle Ages. Pope Silvester II (999-1003) chose the name Silvester in imitation of Silvester I; Silvester II was a close associate of emperor Otto III. The First Council of Nicaea, held in Nicea in Bithynia (in present-day Turkey), convoked by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325, was the first ecumenical[1] conference of bishops of the Christian Church, and most significantly resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi... This article is about theological views like those of Arius. ... Baptism in early Christian art. ... Nicomedia (modern Ä°zmit, also known as Iznik) was founded by Nicomedes I of Bithynia at the head of the Gulf of Astacus (which opens on the Propontis) in 264 BC. The city has ever since been one of the chief towns in this part of Asia Minor. ... Eusebius of Nicomedia and Constantinople, (d. ... Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger (February 28, 1799 - January 14, 1890) was a German theologian and church historian. ... Saint Gregory of Tours (c. ... Depiction of Bede from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. ... The Donation of Constantine (Latin, Constitutum Donatio Constantini or Constitutum domini Constantini imperatoris) is a forged Roman imperial edict devised probably between 750 and 850. ... Adrian, or Hadrian I, (died December 25, 795) was pope from 772 to 795. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Gerbert of Aurillac, later known as pope Silvester II, (or Sylvester II), (ca. ... Otto III in a medieval manuscript Otto III (980 – January 23, 1002, Paterno, Italy) was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ...


As the feast day of St. Silvester is December 31st, New Year's Eve is known as or also referred to as Silvester in certain countries. The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


His relics are housed in the church of San Silvestro in Capite, in Rome. Relics can be: Relics: the remains of saints (usually bones), honored in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. ... Facade of San Silvestro in Capite on Piazza San Silvastro. ...


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Pius IX reigned for 31 years, 7 months and 23 days (11,560 days) from 1846 to 1878. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. ...

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
Preceded by
Miltiades
Pope
314–335
Succeeded by
Mark

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